‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Pays Tribute to the Original Show as They Officially Announce Season 2
Finally some good news in 2020. Netflix has officially renewed The Baby-Sitters Club for season 2. Premiering on July 3, 2020, the show stole the hearts of fans of all ages. The Baby-Sitters Club follows seven friends: Kristy Thomas, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, Mary Anne Spier, Dawn Schafer, Mallory Pike, and Jessi Ramsey as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence as well as their own babysitting business.
Of course, Netflix is hardly the first to bring the story of the BSC to the screen. The Baby-Sitters Club is based on the wildly popular books by Ann M. Martin. Published between 1976 and 2000, the book series sold over 176 million copies and inspired a TV series in 1990 and a film in 1995 before Netflix decided to reimagine it for a new era.
Netflix’s rendition of ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ was very well-received
The 2020 version of The Baby-Sitters Club has received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Fans have praised Netflix for diverse and age-appropriate casting. Furthermore, the show manages to tackle important issues like puberty, gender identity, socioeconomic status, family dynamics, and chronic disease in a way that is palatable for fans of all ages. In fact, the only critique for the show thus far is the lack of dark skin representation within the cast. But, hopefully, Netflix will consider this when they are casting new roles for season 2.
The cast announces that the show is getting a Season 2
Speaking of Season 2, on October 28, 2020, Netflix officially announced that the show had been picked up for a second season via an adorable video of the full cast who will all be reprising their roles. Sophie Grace, Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph, Malia Baker, Xochitl Gomez, Anais Lee, and Vivian Watson (who play Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, Mary Anne, Dawn, Jessi, and Mallory respectively) all sing along to the song “Say Hello to Your Friends” before Rudolph excitedly exclaims, “We’re getting a Season 2!”
“The Baby-Sitters Club Special Announcement. The Baby-Sitters Club is back in business for a Season Two!” the caption of the post on the show’s official Instagram page reads. Naturally, fans were overjoyed at the news. Though the show was received very well, after more than three months of radio silence, fans had begun to worry that a second season wasn’t in the works. Fortunately, though, the show is confirmed for its sophomore season. Furthermore, fans noted that Netflix paid homage to the original series by using the song “Say Hello to Your Friends,” which served as the theme song in the original series.
Fans recognize the song from the original version of ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’
“LMAO, only oldies like me will recognize the song in the video, 😂” one fan wrote in the comments on Instagram. “I recognize it too haha from the OG show,” another Instagram user chimed in. “I burned this song on a CD a long time ago. I listen to it every so often, 😁” yet another person penned. “I feel so old. I absolutely started singing the theme song automatically. 😂 But yeah, this is amazing and I’m so excited!! 💜” another fan of The Baby-Sitters Club shared.
Clearly, fans of all ages are ecstatic that The Baby-Sitters Club is returning for Season 2. We’re interested to see how Netflix continues to revitalize this classic story for the next generation.